South Australia Flights Packages
With the hot dry summers and cool winters of a Mediterranean climate, a South Australia flight and accommodation package is a good deal at any time of the year; visit coastal South Australia in summertime to swim, dive or snorkel; visit the outback in the winter time to discover a unique undergrown town in Coober Pedy or enjoy either in the ?change-over? seasons of spring and autumn.
No visit to Adelaide is complete without a visit to the fabulous Adelaide Central Markets; with some 250 stalls of fresh fruit and vegies, luscious cheeses, other gourmet produce, fresh seafood and breads, the money saved on a Discover Australia SA flight plus apartment package can be splurged on self catering to suit the king of the gourmands or an unforgettable picnic on the grassy banks of the Torres River as it wends its way through Adelaide city, the capital of South Australia. Wine aficionados can compliment the meal with a wine from one of the famed cool climate wines from the National Wine Centre in central Adelaide; perhaps from a Clare Valley winery, the McLaren Vale, the Barossa Valley, the Adelaide Hills or from the rich red soil of the Coonawarra; all producers of splendid Australian wines.
The saying in Adelaide is ?its only 20 minutes away? ? from anything in Adelaide, so that a package deal to South Australia with flight and accommodation in Adelaide is perfect for touring SA or for day trips to the wineries or to South Australia beaches close to Adelaide: take the tram from the city to Glenelg to walk on the jetty or swim in the Southern Ocean; visit Port Adelaide and wander the Dolphin Trail, spotting dolphins from the shore. The Adelaide Hills were settled by Germans and Brits in the early 19th century with German cuisine and the cold climate wines a legacy at Hahndorf and the surrounding Adelaide Hills area. Wildlife abounds in many conservation parks of the area and grand old houses from life in colonial South Australia are open to the public and perfect for an SA flight and accommodation package short break.
Whales migrate in season off the pristine southern beaches of Encounter Bay and the Fleurieu Peninsula; art lovers will want to follow Fleurieu Peninsula Heysen Trail from Mylor in the Adelaide Hills, commemorating the splendid evocative works of SA landscape artist, Hans Heyson whose works can be viewed in the Adelaide Hills at his original house and studio in Hahndorf. The Hahndorf Trail is the perfect excuse to take the kids on a flight package to South Australia to appreciate the art of the master and to see how many cultures pioneered and grew SA together.
13km off the coast of South Australia mainland, Kangaroo Island was the ?wild west? of the colony in the early days of the 1800?s; now a peaceful island with great diving, fantastic snorkelling trekking KI is a family friendly destination for everyone who books a flight and accommodation package deal in South Australia with Discover Australia. American River belies the nationality of the sealers who traded here at the start of the 1800?s; nowadays the Seal Bay Conservation Park, in the south of Kangaroo Island, is home to some 700 Australian sea lions which can be viewed from the safety of a board walk.
The wetlands of the Murray River are some of the biggest breeding grounds for South Australian birds and a favoured playground for locals; the South Australian Stumpy Awards at Murray Bridge epitomises the unique ability of Aussies to yarn and story tell and shows why every Aussie can recite Waltzing Matilda. Out of Murray Bridge there is the chance for the traveller with an SA flight and hotel package deal spend some of their savings to visit a massive, unique free range zoo where the visitors sit in the ?cage? ? a safari bus ? and look out at the giraffes, zebras, rhinos, lions and cheetahs as well as Australian natives.
The York Peninsula, standing out below the mainland of South Australia like wellington boot, was the site of the biggest copper lode in the history of Australia ? so many Cornish miners came from the south western county of England in the 1860?s to work the mines that this area of SA was called ?little Cornwall?; like other mining boom towns some heritage buildings were left and these form the very interesting Moonta Mines State Heritage Area. A South Australia accommodation and flight package deal can seemingly take the visitor to the York Peninsula ?from one end of Britain to the other? - where having visited Little Cornwall, go to the Scottish sounding Edithburgh which too was a York Peninsula township that grew in boom times and is now a popular resort town, and home to little penguins.
The outback town of Coober Pedy is well worth the visit to see the moonscape of old mine shafts and the extraordinary homes and hotels below ground. The heat was so intense that the old timers literally built below the ground and visitors on an SA flight package deal can explore dwellings, galleries and churches set into hills in the opal capital of the world where 80% of the gem quality of the worlds opals are mined and those in South Australia on a flight package deal with accommodation can purchase opals from the source, fossick for the precious gems, or visit a gem shop or museum to see how the old timers lived in outback South Australia.